Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sunday Post - 57 & Stacking the Shelves - 30

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~ It's a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

This was a pretty good week. I didn't get as much reading done as I had hoped, but that happens. I'm kind of stuck on the beginning of The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, # 2) by Maggie Stiefvater. Anyone read that one already? Please tell me it gets better! Also, I've been checking movietickets.com daily to see if tickets are on sale for City of Bones on Friday, August 23rd. They're not. At least not here. I have no clue who decided it would be a good idea for this movie to come out on a Wednesday. Midweek--not cool! Do you guys have your tickets yet? Oh also...I got a haircut yesterday! Isn't it amazing how much better you feel after a haircut?

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of If I Stay (If I Stay, # 1) by Gayle Forman (4.5 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Wish Had a Sequel
Wednesday: Waiting on Takedown Twenty (Stephanie Plum, # 20) by Janet Evanovich
Thursday: Review of The Edge of Never (The Edge of Never, # 1) by JA Redmerski (3.5 Stars)
Friday: DNF Reviews of Love Among Pigeons & The Rising

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of Deeper We Fall (Fall & Rise, # 1) by Chelsea M Cameron
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday: Books in X Setting
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of Heartless (Tales of Goldstone Wood, # 1) by Anne Elisabeth Stengl & August New Release Giveaway begins (ends August 31st)
Friday: From the Ashes: City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, # 1) by Cassandra Clare

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Enchanted (Woodcutter Sisters, # 1)

By: Alethea Kontis

Published: May 8th 2012 by Harcourt Children's Books

305 pages

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fairy-Tale

Source: Free audio download from Audiobooksync.com

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Goodreads description--It isn't easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true.

When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland—and a man Sunday’s family despises.

The prince returns to his castle, intent on making Sunday fall in love with him as the man he is, not the frog he was. But Sunday is not so easy to woo. How can she feel such a strange, strong attraction for this prince she barely knows? And what twisted secrets lie hidden in his past - and hers?

Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

By: Lewis Carroll

Published: first published 1871

228 pages

Genre: Classic, Fantasy

Source: Free audio download from Audiobooksync.com

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Goodreads description--In 1865, English author CHARLES LUTWIDGE DODGSON (1832-1898), aka Lewis Carroll, wrote a fantastical adventure story for the young daughters of a friend. The adventures of Alice-named for one of the little girls to whom the book was dedicated-who journeys down a rabbit hole and into a whimsical underworld realm instantly struck a chord with the British public, and then with readers around the world. In 1872, in reaction to the universal acclaim *Alice's Adventures in Wonderland* received, Dodgson published this sequel. Nothing is quite what it seems once Alice journeys through the looking-glass, and Dodgson's wit is infectious as he explores concepts of mirror imagery, time running backward, and strategies of chess-all wrapped up in the exploits of a spirited young girl who parries with the Red Queen, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and other unlikely characters. In many ways, this sequel has had an even greater impact on today's pop culture than the first book

That's it for my shelves and recaps of my past and upcoming week. What did you add to your shelves this week? Any bookish news you want to talk about? Let me know!

45 comments:

  1. Enchanted is really good. I enjoyed that book a lot. The next book in that series is coming out soon. Awesome haul.




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  2. Enchanted sounds good, I think I also have it on my to-read list. I hope you enjoy your new books!

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  3. Ohh I totally forgot to add in those two audiobooks in my StS post. I did mention them in my vlog though. Audiobooks are great!! Hope you enjoy them!! Thanks for stopping by my post.

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  4. Enchanted's cover is so very pretty! Enjoy your new books.

    Thanks for stopping by@ The Book Hookup's StS!

    ♥ Christina

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  5. I got the SYNC books too. Come see what else I got at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

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  6. Love the look of Enchanted. Hope you enjoy it. Here's my Sunday post:

    http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/08/sundays-weekly-book-recap-30.html

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  7. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveAugust 11, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    The Enchanted cover has an Alice in Wonderland vibe. Curious to see what you think of it.

    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

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  8. Love the cover of Enchanted! A few years ago, I reread the Alice books and a few derivations. It was fun! Here's

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  9. Fantasy Is More FunAugust 11, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    I've seen Enchanted around a bit lately and that cover is pulling me in. I love Alice though the Looking Glass - haven't read it in so long, enjoy!

    New bloglovin and twitter follower!
    Have a great week :)
    Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun

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  10. Ooh, Enchanted looks great. I hope you enjoy it.

    Raina @ The LUV'NV

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  11. Busy week for you. I have heard good things about Enchanted. I hope you enjoy your new stuff!

    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
    My STS: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2013/08/stacking-shelves-7.html

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  12. Curious to see your review of Heartless. Have a great week!

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  13. I've been meaning to read Enchanted. Looks like you have a good week ahead. Enjoy!

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  14. I love Lewis Carroll. Excellent choice! Happy reading.

    My STS.

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  15. Hooray for Enchanted! Hope you enjoy Through the Looking Glass as well.

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  16. loving the cover for Enchanted. :)

    Have a great week!

    If you'd like to stop by, I have a Sunday Post up as well...
    http://melissa-melsworld.blogspot.com/2013/08/sunday-post-23.html

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  17. Nice! I haven't started The Dream Thieves yet, I hope it does get better for you though. I have it coming up next week to read. Enjoy your week.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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  18. I love Janet Evanovich, but only have ever read one of her Stephanie Plum books haha. Thanks for the reminder to download Enchanted and Alice! I really enjoyed reading both books and I think I'll be fun to audiobook them now.

    Bookmunchies' Sunday Post & STS (:

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  19. I'm soon to get my hair cut to donate to Pantene's Beautiful lengths. I usually do it every 3 years and I'm a little ahead of schedule. I truly can't wait to get rid of this weight. :) Have a great week!

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  20. I tried to download Enchanted, but I was having problems getting it to download. :( After about 10 tries I just gave up. I hope you enjoy it!

    My STS:

    http://vampireandotherparanormalthingsqueen.blogspot.com/2013/08/stacking-shelves-6.html

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  21. I wouldn't know...I've never had a hair cut. o_o Well I've had one and I had separation anxiety for a few weeks. I haven't decided if I'm going to see City of Bones yet, I liked the book but I wasn't like blown away so I'm kind of in the middle right now. I hope you have a good week Sandy!

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  22. I've been meaning to read the Alice books since forever- I hope you enjoy this one! :)

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  23. Sarah @ Girl!ReporterAugust 12, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    This is the second place I've seen Enchanted, I might have to check it out. I love a fairytale retelling.

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  24. Oh good. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to starting it, but I'm not sure when!

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  25. Haha...if I had forgotten then I wouldn't have had anything to list this week! But yes, I enjoy a good audiobook to help me multitask.

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  26. No idea when I'll get to either, but you know I'll let you know when I do.

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  27. I'm looking forward to starting it sometime--not sure when! Thanks for stopping by!

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  28. Yes, with it being one of the Sync Audibook downloads this past week I saw several people who listed it. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting and following!

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  29. I'm really trying to get through more of the classics through my life. Thanks for stopping by!

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  30. Aw that's awesome. I donated to Locks of Love once, but I haven't let it get long enough to do it again. I bet you will feel better once you get it cut! Thanks for stopping by!

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  31. Oh no, that stinks! Sorry you were having problems! Thanks for stopping by!

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  32. You've NEVER had a hair cut? Oh my! How long is it????


    Oh I couldn't have stopped after that cliffhanger, but you know how book to movie adaptations go...it could be a disaster. Who knows?


    Thanks for stopping by!

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  33. Me too! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  34. Yes, with it being one of the Sync Audio downloads this past week, I've seen several people who listed Enchanted this week! Thanks for stopping by!

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  35. Interested to see your Thursday review. Heartless is a book I read last November and thought was decent.

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  36. When fully straightened is a bit past mid-back. Another year maybe and it might be at my waist.

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  37. Aw thanks! I need to read the others in the series.

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